Infineon raises 2017 outlook on stronger automotive microchip orders

German chipmaker Infineon raised its outlook for the second quarter and for its 2017 financial year, citing better-than-expected orders for the chips it makes for cars.

| UPDATED: 3/23/17 11:37 am ET - adds details

Panasonic to take control of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa

Panasonic has agreed to become majority owner of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa International as it bolsters its push into the automotive field.

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